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Tetradrachm of Gela with quadriga

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Obverse: Quadriga left; horses walking; charioteer, beardless, in girdled chiton; in right goad and two reins, in left two reins; in exergue, lizard horizontally left. Reverse: Forepart of man-headed river bull Gelas left, with beard, mustache, bull's horn and ear; hair on forehead and neck...

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By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Sotheby auction of the Northwick Collection, catalogue, no. 277 (acording to Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 231); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–430 B.C.


Gela, Sicily

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0246.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 17.22 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins